Narsai David: Two Appealing California Wines At Nice Prices

KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews the 2010 J Pinot Gris and 2005 Eagle Castle Cabernet Sauvignon.

2010 J Pinot Gris

This J Vineyards and Winery blend from Clarksburg, Monterey and the Russian River Valley has a subtle, pale golden color, bright aromas touched with citrus that bursts with excitement on the palette

The fine acidity is backed with the tiniest bit of sweetness for balance and a mineral touch on the tongue that adds to the complexity. Priced at $16, it’s perfect for this time of year—with chicken, pasta or a salad, or as an aperitif.

2005 Eagle Castle Cabernet Sauvignon

This Paso Robles wine has a soft, ripe jammy aroma of plumbs and cherries that leads to a full lushness on the palette.

Splendid with a steak or a roast, this big wine has plenty of tannin to provide a backbone to the fruit forward flavors. A couple years of age would pay a fine reward as the tannins mellow. Priced at $20.

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